Melt in Your Mouth Tenderness at Mr. D’s BBQ!

We purchased brisket and pulled pork. . . . melt in your mouth tenderness with both choices and a slightly sweet and slightly tangy balanced sauce. We want to try the ribs next.

Brisket and Pork bbq in pulled form with 4 slices of white bread in the background all in a white styrofoam container.Mr. D’s BBQ

390 Leary Rd., Texarkana, TX

I-30 West of Texarkana, exit 213, across the road from Love’s Truck Stop

Mr. D's BBQ stand. Red shed building with white awning. One person is at the walk up counter and another is waiting for his food.Venue: Roadside outdoor barbecue stand.

Atmosphere: Walk up to the order window and talk to the friendly person in the little building. We arrived about 1:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and even though they were closed, he was willing to sell us some food. They were out of ribs but he fixed us up with a helpful attitude!

Food Fare: We purchased brisket and pulled pork. It was $18.00 for 1/2 pound of each with extra bbq sauce and 4 slices of thick white bread. Oh my, melt in your mouth tenderness with both choices and a slightly sweet and slightly tangy balanced sauce. Brisket and Pork bbq in pulled form with 4 slices of white bread in the background and 2 cups of bbq sauce in the mid-ground all in a white styrofoam container. A plastic fork is resting in the meat.Probably some of the best barbecued meats we’ve ever had. Checking out their FaceBook page, it looks like they also offer chicken quarters, and we know they offer ribs. Pete and I enjoyed both choices although his favorite was the brisket and mine was the pulled pork.

Recommendations: If you’re driving on I-30 around Texarkana, TX, plan to stop. You can get fuel at Love’s Truck Stop if you need it and then go across the road for bbq. It is a get it and go stand. We got ours and nibbled on it all afternoon while driving. You can choose to eat it as a meal or perpetual snack until it is gone.

Mr. D's BBQ banner on a fence, wood piled along base of fence, a smoker with smoke pouring out, and the side of the BBQ stand are in this picture. The house and trees are in the background.Service: Outstanding! There was one man ahead of us that stopped to get food. The server actually came out of the house to help both of us even though they were already closed. The man ahead of us had stopped once before and was back for his second visit!

Return Rating: Definitely! We want to try the ribs next.

Road Trip for Ribs to Trinity, Texas

Easy to spot barbeque stand in Trinity, Texas offers food the proprietor can rightfully be proud of. Worth a road trip for the ribs!

The Best Bar-B-Que in Trinity Texas SignSammy’s Bar-B-Que     Trinity Texas

Venue: Side of the road Bar-B-Que stand that was easy to spot as we drove by (107 Calvin Street). There was a Resale Shop next door (don’t bother) separate from the food stand.

Atmosphere: Awning covered picnic tables with a small food trailer and a bar-b-que pit.

Food Fare: “The Best Bar-B-Que in Trinity TX” according to their sign (We agree). We tried the ribs and Boudin sausage and were very happy with them. Check out the size of the ribs in the picture – great tasting and easy to eat off the bone. Note: I am not usually an eat off the bone person, but I was with these! Sausage was delicious. We sampled potato salad and beans at the stand, and both were great tasting. The potato salad was some of the best we have ever had. The beans were exceptional. The proprietor was rightfully proud of his cooking.

bar-b-que ribs and boudin sausage in stryofoam carryout container

Recommendation: If you are in the area, it is definitely worth driving a little out of the way to enjoy this food.

Service: Friendly and welcoming.

Return Rating: Definitely!



Cruising by Crescent City, IL? Grab BBQ Ribs!

If you are cruising through Crescent City, IL be sure to get some ribs at Springcreek BBQ located at the corner of U.S. highway 24 and IL highway 49.


Springcreek BBQ TrailerExcellent ribs and mediocre brisket. We pulled up to this corner stand to see the proprietor and his son with their feet up watching a barbecuer. Sort of like watching water boil.

Picture of Springcreek BBQ father and son

When we walked up we were warmly greeted. I asked if the ribs were done. He advised he needed to put barbeque sauce on them and continue to cook them. I asked if he would sell us a slab as is knowing they weren’t “finished.” We got a slab of ribs with only a rub on it and some brisket. The brisket was nothing special but we compare it to what we get in Navasota, TX at Mallett Brothers Barbeque. The ribs were excellent. While not “finished,” the meat was done, tender, and tasty. If these half done ribs are an example of what he makes, I would like to try the completed ribs.

barbeque ribs on tin foil with knife and fork

We highly recommend stopping in. Skip the brisket, eat the ribs. This Barbeque Trailer is located in Crescent City, IL at the corner of U.S. highway 24 and IL highway 49.


BBQ trailer

Written by Pete Avery for Blog.